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Putin told a German reporter after meeting Merkel on Tuesday that "we never interfere in other countries' politics" (Photo: kremlin.ru)

German spy chief warns Kremlin on election hack

A German spy chief has warned “the Kremlin” against taking the “political decision” to interfere in Germany’s election by using hacked information.

The warning came amid evidence that Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, which reports directly to Russian president Vladimir Putin, stole information from the German parliament in 2015.

It also tried to steal material from Germany’s main political parties, the CDU and the SPD, in the run-up to the German vote in September.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Putin told a German reporter after meeting Merkel on Tuesday that "we never interfere in other countries' politics" (Photo: kremlin.ru)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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